Chandra, Nandini. The Classic Popular: Amar chitra katha, 1967–2007. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2008.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 81-903634-3-3
BibTeX citation key: Chandra2008a
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Keywords: "Amar Chithra Katha", History comics, India, Pai. Anant, Popular culture, Postcolonialism, Religion
Publisher: Yoda Press (New Delhi)
The volume seeks to examine Amar Chitra Katha's re-writing of the nineteenth century nationalist orientalist historiography within the context of the culture industry in a post colonial scenario. It attempts to read closely the different strategies through which the various myths, legends and historical episodes are narrativised into a comic book format.
Based on a reading of visual practices and the complicated art history informing the comics, the book delves into core issues of communalism, history writing and the ways in which middle-class India negotiates the consumption of products of popular culture to suit its ideological moorings.
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